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Today's News

  • Which flowers attract birds?

    Here in the Southeast, we see many varieties of birds, some living here and some just passing through. Perhaps you have had some experience in attracting birds with man-made feeders, baths, and birdhouses.

    The addition of properly placed trees, shrubs, and plants can attract even more birds. Birds like a variety both in size and kind of planting. Variety in the plantings gives birds a choice of food—seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, flower nectar, etc.

  • Roberts-Barody

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Charlotte Ashley Roberts of Holden Beach and Benjamin Albert Barody of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Virgil Roberts of Holden Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Barody of Florence, S.C. An Oct. 3 wedding is planned at the Holden Beach Chapel.

  • Phillips

    Justin and Brittany Phillips of Bolivia are the parents of a daughter, LiliAna Marie Phillips, born at 9:37 a.m. Feb. 8 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 18 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Regina Brooks of Bolivia.

    Paternal grandmother is Jennie Spivey Knox of Ash.

  • Doubt is a powerful and penetrating force in life

    “There’s no doubt about it!” How often have we said and heard those words? They were and are uttered with terrifying conviction.

    On the one hand, we know the truth, speak the truth, and command others to accept the truth because we have no doubt about it. On the other hand, a niggling feeling pervades that makes our truth a lie. If it’s not a lie, at least it is a concern about validity. “There’s no doubt about it” is now a sarcastic comment on the improbability of our ever getting the whole picture, intact and undeniable.

  • SOUTHPORT—In response to economic trends and in an effort to lower costs, the Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees has adopted a plan to curtail expenses and ensure the financial sustainability of Dosher Memorial Hospital.

    The objective of the plan, which was developed by Dosher Hospital administration, is to reduce operational expenses while preserving job security for employees and not adversely affecting patient care.

  • Self breast exams, mammograms important for women

    Brunswick Beacon Advertising Director Angie Sutton never imagined she, at age 37, would be diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The active mother and businesswoman didn’t have any “first-degree” relatives who suffered from the disease, and because she was younger than 40, she wasn’t in the age group suggested to receive annual mammograms.

  • Legislature should focus on key issues this session

    With state representatives and senators now convened in Raleigh, it’s imperative elected officials focus on important issues for the constituents they represent.

  • Schools' staff grows beards to raise bucks for Relay

    BOLIVIA—About a dozen men of the administrative staff of Brunswick County Schools have voluntarily put themselves in a hairy situation.

    They are competing against one another in the first-ever Beard-uary, a Relay for Life fundraiser where participants go without shaving for the entire month of February. Darrell Cheers, testing and assessments director, has headed the central office’s Relay for Life team for the past several years and had the idea for the fundraiser.

  • Speak out about bill to outlaw gas chambers at animal shelters

    Brunswick County Rep. Bonner Stiller has teamed with other legislators in support of a bill that would outlaw the use of gas chambers at animal shelters in North Carolina. The push for this bill has been a grassroots effort as animal lovers throughout the state joined together to fight for this change.

    If the bill is to be successful, supporters in this and other counties will have to be vocal about making it a priority for the state legislature this session.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Feb. 9-15, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 36 calls, issued 10 uniformed citations and made eight drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Mount Misery Road, Sandy Creek, Longwood and Lincoln Road.